What Processed Food Tastes Like and How We Got Here

What Does Food Taste Like to Us, and How Did We Get Here? Yesterday I was food shopping, which I actually love to do.  My challenge was to find some sun dried tomatoes as my favorite brand seems to have vanished for the moment.  My usual brand has olive oil and not much else which I love.   It seemed everything I picked up had some kind of oil I won’t eat or sugar in it.  In fact, why would you … Continue reading

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating

How to Get Started with Healthy Eating I thought it might be helpful to share some ideas for substitutions for your favorite processed foods to illustrate how to get started with healthy eating.  I’m very respectful of how hard it is to change eating habits as the big food companies design their “food” to be addictive and hard to resist. We make clean eating promises to ourselves, and they might last a few days.   Then the cravings for bread, sugar, … Continue reading

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and the Magic Elixir!

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and the Magic Elixir! Confession time…this has been a process for me, and I’m still working on it. One thing that I love that has been easy for me to incorporate into my daily routine is apple cider vinegar. And not just any apple cider vinegar; organic apple cider vinegar. I often enjoy what I call an “elixir”. I make it partly because I really like it, and partly because I know it’s good for me! … Continue reading

A Food Label – Do You Know How to Read One?

A food label can be very confusing, and it’s designed to be that way!  Did you ever stop to think that if you knew what was in that package of food you are about to put in your shopping cart, you would put it back on the shelf? Today I want to give you a crash course on the basics of how to read a food label; so what does the writing on the package really tell us? The first … Continue reading

How About Some Vanilla Ice Cream!

Did you know today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day? It is! And although I don’t often eat dairy these days, I still have it once in a while. There are other ice creams that are delicious though and that don’t contain dairy. My current favorite is So-Delicious Ice Cream, and the vanilla is really good! I like to have it plain, with fresh fruit or with a little Morecello drizzled over it. Morecello is a blackberry liqueur. You don’t … Continue reading

Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

Who Does the Food Shopping?

Who Does the Food Shopping? I don’t mean when you go to the store with someone else.  I mean when you go by yourself, who is choosing what food to buy…who does the food shopping?  Is it the person you were as a child, is it the young person who ate with no cares about weight or about the affect foods can have on your health, or is it the person you are today? It’s important to think about how … Continue reading

My Favorite Diet Plan is…wait for it…no, on second thought read this…

My Favorite Diet Plan I am frequently asked by my clients and audiences what my favorite diet plan is.  While it’s a really good question, the answer is not so simple. I don’t believe in diets.  I think they scream deprivation, misery and “temporariness”, if that is a word.  Have you ever seen someone thrilled to be “dieting”, excited to be counting calories and starving themselves?  I haven’t… I believe an eating style is likely to be healthier and easier … Continue reading

How Do I Read a Food Label?

How do I Read a Food Label? This is a drum I beat constantly with my clients and audiences.  The food labeling practices are so deceptive, we are tricked into buying food we think is healthy all the time. Today, I want to share with you a few basics you should always follow to know the answer to the question “how do I read a food label?” The front of the package is advertising; it’s marketing.  By law, the food … Continue reading

How to Read a Food Label

Anyone Out There Confused About How to Read a Food Label? There’s so much confusion and misinformation about how to read a food label.  I wish I could say the confusion created by food companies is unintentional, but I don’t believe that.  For the processed food companies, profit is the name of the game… The simple fact is that the front of a package is for advertising. It’s marketing pure and simple, and what most people don’t realize is that it … Continue reading